LA County Apiary Registration Was Due 1/1/19

This is a reminder that the LA County Apiary Registration was due on January 1, 2019.

Registration in California:

Anyone who keeps bees in California must register with their local County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) on a yearly basis. At a nominal fee per beekeeper, regardless of the number of colonies or apiaries, it's well worth it. There are many reasons to make sure your bees are "on the books." Your County Agricultural Commissioner can be of assistance in:

  • dealing with neighbors and local regulatory agencies

  • notifications about local pesticide/herbicide applications

  • referrals for swarm captures (experienced beekeepers)

Los Angeles County:
Persons registering their apiary for 2019 must do so before January 1, 2019, or when your apiary first enters the county. A $10.00 fee will be required per owner at the time of registration.

2019 Apiary Registration Form (Print out, fill out, return with appropriate fee. Form is revised yearly.)
2019 Apiary Registration Notification (Contains valuable information.)

Cities within Los Angeles County:
There are over 80 incorporated cities in Los Angeles County. They have different ordinances, regulations, and rules. Make sure you check with the city where you will be keeping your hive(s) to insure you are in compliance.

There’s lots of information re Apiary Registration on our LACBA website:
https://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/apiary-registration/
Also see: https://acwm.lacounty.gov/

Hive Registration

Hive Registration

Registration varies between states. Contact your state apiarist for the regulations in your state. For a State Apiarist Directory see: http://www.betterbee.com/State-Inspectors?gclid=CPfAjPrNprICFYhxQgodul4AHQ    

Registration in California:

Anyone who keeps bees in California must register with their local County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) on a yearly basis. There are many reasons to make sure your bees are "on the books."  Your County Agricultural Commissioner can be of assistance in:

  • dealing with neighbors and local regulatory agencies
  • notifications about local pesticide/herbicide applications
  • referrals for swarm captures if you want them 

Los Angeles County:

County of Los Angeles
Department of Agricultural/Weights and Measures
Apiary/AHB/Haz Mat Programs
Pesticide Regulation Division
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia, CA 91006
626-459-8894
http://acwm.lacounty.gov/  

Conrad Burton, Inspector, Apiary/AHB/Haz Mat Programs
email: cburton@acwm.lacounty.gov  

At a nominal fee per beekeeper, regardless of the number of colonies or apiaries, it's well worth it.

To help you out, we've attached the following form/information/codes:  

Apiary Registration Form (Print out, fill out, return with appropriate fee. Form is revised yearly.)
http://file.lacounty.gov/ACWM/cms1_221080.pdf

Apiary Registration Notification (Contains valuable information.)
http://file.lacounty.gov/ACWM/cms1_221082.pdf

Read about Bees In Our Environment Apiary Program
Bees in Our Environment Brochure

Apiary Protection Act Ag Code Apiary Protection Act Agricultural Code

California AG Code Apiary Reg California AG Code Apiary Regulation

Ventura County

Registration Form (Ventura County

For information on the Apiary Protection Act, Branding, Tracking, visit:

/hive-registration/